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PHOTOS: Munich prepares for Oktoberfest

1:21 PM, Sep 3, 2013   |    comments
  • MUNICH, GERMANY - AUGUST 22: Workers prepare a tent for the 2013 Oktoberfest beer festival on August 22, 2013 in Munich, Germany. Munich Oktoberfest, which opens to the public on September 21, draws millions of visitors and is the biggest beer festival in the world. (Photo by Lennart Preiss/Getty Images)
  • MUNICH, GERMANY - AUGUST 22: Painters work outside the Hofbraeu beer tent during the preparation for the 2013 Oktoberfest beer festival on August 22, 2013 in Munich, Germany. Munich Oktoberfest, which opens to the public on September 21, draws millions of visitors and is the biggest beer festival in the world. (Photo by Lennart Preiss/Getty Images)
  • MUNICH, GERMANY - AUGUST 22: A workers carries giant letters of the illuminated advertising of the Spaten beer tent during the preparation for the 2013 Oktoberfest beer festival on August 22, 2013 in Munich, Germany. Munich Oktoberfest, which opens to the public on September 21, draws millions of visitors and is the biggest beer festival in the world. (Photo by Lennart Preiss/Getty Images)
  • MUNICH, GERMANY - AUGUST 22: The statue of the Bavaria, the patron saint of the state of Bavaria, is seen behind a tent during the preparation for the 2013 Oktoberfest beer festival on August 22, 2013 in Munich, Germany. Munich Oktoberfest, which opens to the public on September 21, draws millions of visitors and is the biggest beer festival in the world. (Photo by Lennart Preiss/Getty Images)
  • MUNICH, GERMANY - AUGUST 22: Workers prepare a tent for the 2013 Oktoberfest beer festival on August 22, 2013 in Munich, Germany. Munich Oktoberfest, which opens to the public on September 21, draws millions of visitors and is the biggest beer festival in the world. (Photo by Lennart Preiss/Getty Images)
  • MUNICH, GERMANY - AUGUST 22: A worker stands on a lifting ramp in front of the towers of the Paulaner (L) and the Loewenbraeu beer tents during the preparation for the 2013 Oktoberfest beer festival on August 22, 2013 in Munich, Germany. Munich Oktoberfest, which opens to the public on September 21, draws millions of visitors and is the biggest beer festival in the world. (Photo by Lennart Preiss/Getty Images)
  • MUNICH, GERMANY - AUGUST 22: Workers prepare a tent for the 2013 Oktoberfest beer festival on August 22, 2013 in Munich, Germany. Munich Oktoberfest, which opens to the public on September 21, draws millions of visitors and is the biggest beer festival in the world. (Photo by Lennart Preiss/Getty Images)
  • MUNICH, GERMANY - AUGUST 22: A worker stands on a lifting ramp in the Hacker-Pschorr beer tent during the preparation for the 2013 Oktoberfest beer festival on August 22, 2013 in Munich, Germany. Munich Oktoberfest, which opens to the public on September 21, draws millions of visitors and is the biggest beer festival in the world. (Photo by Lennart Preiss/Getty Images)
  • MUNICH, GERMANY - AUGUST 22: Workers prepare a tent for the 2013 Oktoberfest beer festival on August 22, 2013 in Munich, Germany. Munich Oktoberfest, which opens to the public on September 21, draws millions of visitors and is the biggest beer festival in the world. (Photo by Lennart Preiss/Getty Images)
  • MUNICH, GERMANY - AUGUST 22: Workers prepare a tent for the 2013 Oktoberfest beer festival on August 22, 2013 in Munich, Germany. Munich Oktoberfest, which opens to the public on September 21, draws millions of visitors and is the biggest beer festival in the world. (Photo by Lennart Preiss/Getty Images)
  • MUNICH, GERMANY - AUGUST 22: A workers carries giant letters of the illuminated advertising of the Spaten beer tent during the preparation for the 2013 Oktoberfest beer festival on August 22, 2013 in Munich, Germany. Munich Oktoberfest, which opens to the public on September 21, draws millions of visitors and is the biggest beer festival in the world. (Photo by Lennart Preiss/Getty Images)
  • UNICH, GERMANY - AUGUST 22: Painters work outside the Hofbraeu beer tent during the preparation for the 2013 Oktoberfest beer festival on August 22, 2013 in Munich, Germany. Munich Oktoberfest, which opens to the public on September 21, draws millions of visitors and is the biggest beer festival in the world. (Photo by Lennart Preiss/Getty Images)
  • MUNICH, GERMANY - AUGUST 22: Workers prepare a tent for the 2013 Oktoberfest beer festival on August 22, 2013 in Munich, Germany. Munich Oktoberfest, which opens to the public on September 21, draws millions of visitors and is the biggest beer festival in the world. (Photo by Lennart Preiss/Getty Images)
  • MUNICH, GERMANY - AUGUST 22: A worker stands on a lifting ramp in the Hacker-Pschorr beer tent during the preparation for the 2013 Oktoberfest beer festival on August 22, 2013 in Munich, Germany. Munich Oktoberfest, which opens to the public on September 21, draws millions of visitors and is the biggest beer festival in the world. (Photo by Lennart Preiss/Getty Images)
  • MUNICH, GERMANY - AUGUST 22: Workers wash lamps in the Schottenhamel beer tent during the preparation for the 2013 Oktoberfest beer festival on August 22, 2013 in Munich, Germany. Munich Oktoberfest, which opens to the public on September 21, draws millions of visitors and is the biggest beer festival in the world. (Photo by Lennart Preiss/Getty Images)
  • MUNICH, GERMANY - AUGUST 27: General view of the Loewenbraeu Festzelt three weeks ahead of Oktoberfest on August 27, 2013 in Munich, Germany. Munich Oktoberfest, which opens to the public on September 21, draws millions of visitors and is the biggest beer fest in the world. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
  • MUNICH, GERMANY - AUGUST 27: General view of the Loewenbraeu Festzelt three weeks ahead of Oktoberfest on August 27, 2013 in Munich, Germany. Munich Oktoberfest, which opens to the public on September 21, draws millions of visitors and is the biggest beer fest in the world. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
  • MUNICH, GERMANY - AUGUST 27: General view of the Loewenbraeu Festzelt three weeks ahead of Oktoberfest on August 27, 2013 in Munich, Germany. Munich Oktoberfest, which opens to the public on September 21, draws millions of visitors and is the biggest beer fest in the world. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
  • MUNICH, GERMANY - AUGUST 27: General view of the Loewenbraeu Festzelt three weeks ahead of Oktoberfest on August 27, 2013 in Munich, Germany. Munich Oktoberfest, which opens to the public on September 21, draws millions of visitors and is the biggest beer fest in the world. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
  • MUNICH, GERMANY - AUGUST 22: A worker prepares a tent for the 2013 Oktoberfest beer festival on August 22, 2013 in Munich, Germany. Munich Oktoberfest, which opens to the public on September 21, draws millions of visitors and is the biggest beer festival in the world. (Photo by Lennart Preiss/Getty Images)
  • MUNICH, GERMANY - AUGUST 27: Antje Schneider attends the official 2013 Oktoberfest one-liter beer glass presentation three weeks ahead of Oktoberfest on August 27, 2013 in Munich, Germany. Munich Oktoberfest, which opens to the public on September 21, draws millions of visitors and is the biggest beer fest in the world. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
  • MUNICH, GERMANY - AUGUST 27: A worker decorates chandliers at the Schuetzen Festzelt three weeks ahead of Oktoberfest on August 27, 2013 in Munich, Germany. Munich Oktoberfest, which opens to the public on September 21, draws millions of visitors and is the biggest beer fest in the world. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
  • MUNICH, GERMANY - AUGUST 27: A worker painting at the Hofbrau Festzelt three weeks ahead of Oktoberfest on August 27, 2013 in Munich, Germany. Munich Oktoberfest, which opens to the public on September 21, draws millions of visitors and is the biggest beer fest in the world. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
  • MUNICH, GERMANY - AUGUST 27: The official 2013 Oktoberfest one-liter beer glass is pictured during a peresentation at Hacker Festzelt on the Theresienwiese three weeks ahead of Oktoberfest on August 27, 2013 in Munich, Germany. Munich Oktoberfest, which opens to the public on September 21, draws millions of visitors and is the biggest beer fest in the world. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
  • MUNICH, GERMANY - AUGUST 27: The official 2013 Oktoberfest one-liter beer glass is pictured during a peresentation at Hacker Festzelt on the Theresienwiese three weeks ahead of Oktoberfest on August 27, 2013 in Munich, Germany. Munich Oktoberfest, which opens to the public on September 21, draws millions of visitors and is the biggest beer fest in the world. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
  • MUNICH, GERMANY - AUGUST 22: Workers prepare a tent for the 2013 Oktoberfest beer festival on August 22, 2013 in Munich, Germany. Munich Oktoberfest, which opens to the public on September 21, draws millions of visitors and is the biggest beer festival in the world. (Photo by Lennart Preiss/Getty Images)
  • MUNICH, GERMANY - AUGUST 27: A musican walks through the Hacker Festzelt during the official 2013 Oktoberfest one-liter beer glass presentation weeks ahead of Oktoberfest on August 27, 2013 in Munich, Germany. Munich Oktoberfest, which opens to the public on September 21, draws millions of visitors and is the biggest beer fest in the world. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
  • MUNICH, GERMANY - AUGUST 27: A worker painting at the Hofbrau Festzelt three weeks ahead of Oktoberfest on August 27, 2013 in Munich, Germany. Munich Oktoberfest, which opens to the public on September 21, draws millions of visitors and is the biggest beer fest in the world. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
  • MUNICH, GERMANY - AUGUST 27: A worker cutting planks at the Hofbrau Festzelt three weeks ahead of Oktoberfest on August 27, 2013 in Munich, Germany. Munich Oktoberfest, which opens to the public on September 21, draws millions of visitors and is the biggest beer fest in the world. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
  • MUNICH, GERMANY - AUGUST 27: A worker cutting planks at the Hofbrau Festzelt three weeks ahead of Oktoberfest on August 27, 2013 in Munich, Germany. Munich Oktoberfest, which opens to the public on September 21, draws millions of visitors and is the biggest beer fest in the world. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
    
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Oktoberfest is a 16-day festival celebrating beer held annually in Munich, Germany.

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